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Old 04-27-2021, 10:26 AM   #121
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Article 1, section 8, clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power "To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States"

Cession is defined as "the formal giving up of rights, property, or territory of a state".

Without a Constitutional Amendment allowing Washington D.C. to be both a state and a ten mile square federal district that is the seat of the federal government of the United States, I don't see D.C. statehood complying with article 1, section 8, clause 17 of our Constitution.
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